Group Seeks to Make Davis Statue Harder to Move from Capitol Rotunda
Kentucky's state curator says a citizens group is seeking a special military designation for a statue of former Confederate president Jefferson Davis, displayed in Kentucky's Capitol Rotunda.
The Friends of the Jefferson Davis State Historic Site told The Lexington Herald-Leader it wants the statue to remain where it's been for decades. Placing the statue on the Military Heritage Commission's list of military sites and objects would likely make it more difficult to ever relocate it.
State Curator Leslie Nigels says the proposal requires further study.
There's been longstanding debate over whether to keep the likeness of the Kentucky-born Davis at the Capitol.
(Note: See related stories below for WKMS interviews with two professors who supported the removal and members of the Sons of Confederate Veterans who supported keeping the statue.)